by Jelena Dokic
Editor: Random House Australia
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It’s a Jelena Dokic story of survival.How she survived as a refugee, twice.How she survived on the tennis court to become world No. 4But more importantly, how she survived her father Damir Dokic, tennis, the daddy of hell.Jelena has a prodigious talent, considered Australia’s biggest tennis talent of the hope since Evonne GoolagongShe has exceptional skills, one of the nerves of steel and an extraordinary ability to fight on the court.Outside of her, she has endured enormous challenges; being an outsider in her new country, poverty and racism.Yet she played on the tennis courtAt 18, she was one of the top 10 in the world.In 19 years, she’s been number four.The world was charmed by her and her story – a refugee whose family had made Australia home when she was eleven years old.Jelena didn’t tell the soul of her incredible, explosive in the middle – until nowAfter being ravaged by the war in Yugoslavia, Sydney and Wimbledon, she recounts her difficult ascension to become one of the best tennis players in women’s football, and her heart – the break from falling from the top.His gutsy honesty will leave you in fearHis fight back from darkness will be the uprising of you.Most of all, Jelena wants to survive to inspire you.
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